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Block, David; Corona, Victor – Language Policy, 2022
Language policy and planning (LPP) has always drawn on research and scholarship in education as well as the social sciences in general (in particular sociology). Social theory has also figured as an important source of ideas and concepts, and critical LPP has arisen as a distinct strand of inquiry since the 1980s (Tollefson, in Planning language,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Planning, Policy, Social Class
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Garrido, Maria Rosa – Language Policy, 2022
This article traces the evolution of the ideological construction of elite multilingualism, with a focus on the values accorded to French and English, under transforming socioeconomic and institutional conditions at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The ICRC, a major humanitarian agency based in Geneva, opens a window onto the…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, English, French, Ideology
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Chang-Bacon, Chris K. – Language Policy, 2022
Recent research highlights teachers' key role as language policy interpreters, yet few studies have explored whether and how teachers learn about policy interpretation. This article explores how language policy interpretation is addressed within a statewide teacher education initiative in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Since 2012, the state has…
Descriptors: English Only Movement, Teacher Role, Teacher Education Programs, State Programs
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Fluegel, Sabrina; King, Kendall – Language Policy, 2022
This paper analyzes how multi-level marketing companies (MLMs), via direct selling through electronic commerce (e-commerce) and social media, enact and evade federal language policy to maximize profits. Here we describe the federal language policies that govern this type of e-commerce, and in particular, the language policies of the Federal Trade…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Public Policy, Business, COVID-19
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Mustafawi, Eiman; Shaaban, Kassim; Khwaileh, Tariq; Ata, Katsiaryna – Language Policy, 2022
This study investigates the linguistic attitudes and perceptions of Qatar University students regarding the utility and vitality of the two languages that define the education and communication scenes in Qatar, namely, Arabic and English. It also reports on the predictors of these attitudes in terms of demographic traits. 861 students completed a…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Students, Foreign Countries, Semitic Languages
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Nguyen, Trang Thi Thuy – Language Policy, 2022
This article examines linguistic discrimination against minority students in Vietnamese mainstream schools, as represented in administrators', teachers' and minority students' experiences and perspectives. The concept of "educational linguicism" and three manifestations of educational linguicism, namely "stigmatisation,"…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Social Integration, Vietnamese, Ethnic Groups
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Hawkey, James; Horner, Kristine – Language Policy, 2022
This article examines "de jure" language officialization policies in Andorra and Luxembourg, and addresses how these are discursively reproduced, sustained or challenged by members of resident migrant communities in the two countries. Although the two countries bear similarities in their small size, extensive multilingualism and the…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Immigrants, Cross Cultural Studies, Multilingualism
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Dissake, Endurence Midinette Koumassol – Language Policy, 2022
Judicial discourse can grant or deprive liberty to litigants. It is, therefore, important to ensure fair hearing during trials and even more as courtrooms have become multilingual settings. In the Court of First Instance of Bafoussam, French (one of the official languages of Cameroon) often come into contact with more than 250 national languages.…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Court Litigation, Judges, French
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De Malsche, Fien; Vandenbroucke, Mieke – Language Policy, 2022
Research that considers the relevant temporal, spatial, and societal contexts of a corporate language policy remains scarce to date within the field of sociolinguistics. In contrast to approaches that take companies as static entities, this article focuses on a Belgian multinational corporation over the course of over 20 years and contextualizes…
Descriptors: International Trade, Language Usage, Language Planning, Business Communication
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Mazlum, Farhad – Language Policy, 2022
Choosing which additional language to include in national curricula and when to begin teaching it are important educational policy decisions. The current study aims to provide a contextually embedded picture of such policymaking process in the Iranian context. More specifically, the study is intended to explain the agency mechanism of different…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Role, Language Planning
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Martínez, Ramón Antonio; Martinez, Danny C.; Morales, P. Zitlali – Language Policy, 2022
"Castañeda v. Pickard" established a precedent for evaluating bilingual programs in relation to the "soundness" of the educational theory on which they are based. However, this notion of theoretical soundness was grounded in an underlying logic that ultimately framed emergent multilingual students as a "protected"…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, African American Students
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Coady, Maria R.; Ankeny, Brian; Ankeny, Raisa – Language Policy, 2022
"Castañeda v. Pickard" (648 F.2d 989, [5th Cir. 1981]) was a significant legal case in the history of educational policy for non-native English-speaking students in the United States. The case established a three prong 'test' for programs for those students, including the right for students to have an educational program based on sound…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Legislation, English (Second Language), Public Schools
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Mavrogordato, Madeline; Callahan, Rebecca; Bartlett, Caroline – Language Policy, 2022
With the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals' decision in "Castañeda v. Pickard," for the first time, educators and advocates saw the potential to ensure educational equity for EL students. In spirit, "Castañeda" offered federal oversight in the provision of educational services for EL-identified students. "Castañeda's"…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Educational Legislation, Equal Education
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Poza, Luis E.; García, Ofelia; Jiménez-Castellanos, Óscar – Language Policy, 2022
In the U.S., programming for students classified as English Learners must adhere to the framework outlined in "Castañeda v. Pickard" (1981), which demands a basis in "legitimate educational theory," implementation with "adequate techniques," and regular evaluation (p. 1010), while remaining explicitly agnostic about…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Court Litigation, English Language Learners, English (Second Language)
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Escamilla, Kathy; Shannon, Sheila; García, Jorge – Language Policy, 2022
The "Castañeda" Standard was handed down in 1981. We use this Standard along with Latino Critical Race Theory (Solorzano & Yosso, 2001) and Ruiz's Language Orientations (1984) to conduct a historical analysis of bilingual education in Colorado from 1976 to 2019 to examine the availability of bilingual/dual language education for…
Descriptors: Criticism, Bilingual Education, Educational Policy, Critical Race Theory
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